You’re Invited: Free Meal Cards

Invite someone to enjoy meals at Blanchet House by giving them free meal invitation cards. These invitation cards have information on our meal times, location, and transitional residential program contact. You do not need a card to eat at Blanchet House. Everyone is welcome. No questions asked.

You can print invitations or pick up a stack at Blanchet House, 310 NW Glisan St. Monday to Saturday, 8-10 a.m. or 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Blanchet House Free Meal Cards You're Invited Invitation Card

Meal Service Schedule

We currently serve all meals and drinks to-go at 310 NW Glisan, Mon-Sat, closed Sunday. Indoor dining will resume on May 2.


6:30 to 7:30 a.m.
Hot coffee, oatmeal or grits, pastry, and fruit.


11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Hot entree with bread, salad, fruit, and dessert. Variety of drinks. On Saturdays, we serve sack lunches.


5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Hot entree with bread, salad, fruit, and dessert. Variety of drinks.

Blanchet House Cafe indoor dining 2018_credit Christine Dong

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Free Meal Cards are Path to Nutritious Food

If you’re experiencing homelessness, sometimes the only way to eat a hot meal is to visit a charity meal provider.

Imagine you’re hungry. You have just enough money to purchase a box of macaroni and cheese from a grocery store but nowhere to cook it because you don’t have a home. For many people experiencing homelessness, this is a daily predicament.

If you don’t have the ability to cook or safely store food, then your nutrition is limited to items that can be eaten without cooking.

“People don’t have a refrigerator or stove in their tent,” says Jennifer Coon, who once was homeless and is now a Peer Support Specialist at Blanchet House in Portland. “They can’t even buy a gallon of milk for cereal because it is going to go bad. They are pretty much forced to shop at a convenience store. Which is so expensive and not nutritious.”

One of the only places for people without the ability to cook to go for a nutritious hot meal is an aid organization most aren’t funded by tax dollars. In Portland, there are quite a few to choose from but they are open on different days, hours, and you might need to spend money to take a bus to get to one.

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We make a difference, one relationship at a time, through food, clothing, and supportive housing programs.


We welcome and serve meals to everyone with compassion and dignity. Join as a guest, a volunteer, a resident, a donor, or a supporter.


There are many people in immediate need of food, clothing, access to hygiene, shelter, community, and hope.


Your gift will help stabilize lives by providing meals, transitional housing, and other vital services to vulnerable individuals and families.